Fair  January 8, 2018  Megan D Robinson

5th Annual FOG Design+Art Fair Honors Chef Alice Waters

Courtesy of FOG Design+Art, Photo by Drew Alitzer

FOG Design+Art 2017

Celebrating leading designers and visual artists, the fifth annual FOG Design+Art Fair runs January 11–14, 2018, at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. A Preview Gala Wednesday, January 10, 2018, benefits the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The January 11th Innovators Luncheon, supported by FENDI, honors renowned chef Alice Waters, founder and owner of Chez Panisse. The event celebrates Waters’s ingenuity, and the tremendous impact of her pioneering cuisine and forward-thinking collaborations.

A focal point for design and arts communities on the West Coast and beyond, the FOG Design+Art Fair assembles 45 leading international galleries and prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers for a weekend of art, design and programs. This year includes 21POP, a special installation created by event designer Stanlee Gatti. FOG seeks to create a platform for the public, curators, collectors, and art world leaders to experience remarkable works of design and visual art. “We are thrilled with the caliber of galleries participating this year,” said steering committee member Susan Swig. “Now in our fifth year, it’s incredible to look back and see how much the fair has grown.”

Woody de Othello, Collar and Receiver, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery

Woody de Othello, Collar and Receiver, 2017.

Gilbert Valentia, Large ceramic vase with abstract design, c. 1960
Courtesy Lebreton

Gilbert Valentia, Large ceramic vase with abstract design, c. 1960.

Christopher Kurtz, Bow Back Chair, USA, 2016
Courtesy  Patrick Parish Gallery 

 

Christopher Kurtz, Bow Back Chair, USA, 2016. Ebonized white oak and ash. 

Pierre Chapo, "TO2M" coffee table
Courtesy Magen H Gallery

Pierre Chapo (1927 - 1986), "TO2M" coffee table, c. 1973.

Barnaby Barford, Reality, 2017
Courtesy of David Gill Gallery

Barnaby Barford, Reality, 2017, Giclée print.

Programming includes panel discussions, conversations, screenings, and receptions. Topics include: "Woman Rising: Building Representation and Marketability for Female Artists," "The Artist as Social Activist: A Conversation with Theaster Gates," "Clay: A Discussion About Making, Collecting, Coveting and Teaching Ceramic Arts" and "Community Impact: Shaping the City Through Public Art." View their full schedule for more.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door, and are valid for the entire fair. Visit their website for more information.

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Megan D Robinson

Megan D Robinson writes for Art & Object and the Iowa Source.